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August 1, 2021


South Carolina mechanic’s generosity rewarded

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here South Carolina mechanic’s generosity rewarded – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Eliot Middleton, a South Carolina man who fixes clunkers and donates them to people in need, received an outpouring of support from “CBS Evening News” viewers. Mark Strassmann......

Toyota stops donations to election objectors after PAC targets company

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Toyota Motor Corp. will no longer donate to members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election in January, the company said Thursday, after facing blowback over corporate contributions.  The move follows an announcement earlier in the......

Garcia Rakes in Donations: 5 Takeaways From the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race

New York Times
Early voting in the mayoral primary began Saturday, but given how few New Yorkers have so far shown up at their polling sites, it looks like the candidates still have time to get their messages out before 9 p.m. on June 22. For all of those invested in a healthy......

Klobuchar to Propose Ban on Prechecked Boxes in Political Donations

New York Times
The chair of the Senate Rules Committee, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, is set to introduce legislation on Monday to ban political campaigns from guiding online donors into recurring donations by default, a practice that has drawn criticism for luring supporters into making unintended gifts that sometimes total in the thousands......

D.C. diner and locals donate food to National Guard troops

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here D.C. diner and locals donate food to National Guard troops – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Pete’s Diner and local D.C. residents give back to the thousands of National Guard troops deployed to protect Capitol Hill after the insurrection......

Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

New York Times
During the first three months of this year, Emergent reported spending $1.47 million on lobbying, enlisting the services of more than two dozen lobbyists from 10 firms. Federal campaign disclosure records show that donations to the Emergent BioSolutions Inc. Employees PAC run the gamut. Board members and executives like Mr.......

GOP lawmaker leads colleagues in swearing off Big Tech campaign donations

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado, speaks during a panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images The top Republican on the House......

Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies.

New York Times
A group of seven House Republicans said on Wednesday that they would no longer take donations from major tech companies or their top executives, a sign of the growing distance between some conservatives and big business. The lawmakers said in a letter that the companies had limited the reach of......

Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Trump allies ride small-dollar wave during 1st quarter as political committee donations fall

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But small-dollar donors have helped to fill their campaign coffers in many cases, giving some of the Republicans who have stood with Trump a financial pipeline for the costly election battles ahead and highlighting the big campaign rewards for......

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

New York Times
Republicans widely hailed WinRed as one of the standout successes of the 2020 cycle, and in a memo last October the company declared itself the “trusted, recognizable platform” for Republican giving. “Scam PACs, shady operators and outright fraud is unfortunately a common occurrence in the online political donation world —......

Ford resumes political donations after review

FILE PHOTO: Ford logo is pictured at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s political action committee is resuming making political donations and will not rule out making donations to Republican lawmakers that voted against President Joe Biden’s election......

Elderly Asian woman who fought off attack in San Francisco to donate nearly $1 million in donations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An elderly San Francisco woman who fought back during an assault – and who has received nearly $1 million in donations since her story went viral – will be donating the funds to the Asian American community to fight racism, according......

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